I like Sherri. She looks softer and approachable in the first photo. I believe if she toned it down (IT being her voice) she'd be ok.
As far as Whoopi is concerned I, too believe that she's embarrassed by Sherri but Whoopi embarrassed me MORE the other day when Michelle Obama was co-hosting the View than Sherri ever has by attempting to give Michelle a compliment but in the end disgracing African-American women in general.
Whoopi- "Michelle I am so glad to have you as a representative of us (us being African-American women) because most of the time the African-American women that are shown or featured on television either have no TEETH or look a certain way or can't speak properly"....and she went on and on so much so that the look on Michelle Obama's face suggested that she was anything BUT complimented and felt just as any African American woman should have at that moment- Beyond Insulted.
So who really cares WHAT Whoopi thinks about Sherri or African Americans or ANYTHING else. Heffa! Sittin' up on Barbara Walters couch becoming ANOTHER Barbar Walters. Please!